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CCD Annual Workshop

Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens

15 - 17 November 2017


This year's annual workshop will be held offsite after receiving extremely positive feedback from the 2016 Annual Workshop at the Blue Mountains. The Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens has been selected as this year's venue as it is situated in the heart of the Hunter Valley which is approximately 120 minutes north of Sydney. The Hunter Valley is one of the largest river valleys on the NSW coast, and is most commonly known for its wineries and coal industry. The Mercure Resort is ideally located to explore the region and is walking distance to the spectacular Hunter Valley Gardens and Village.

Spread over three days the workshop will include research talks across the five programs, student and Centre member poster sessions, ample opportunities for researchers and students to discuss research projects and cross program collaborations, and free time.


The Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens, Cnr Broke and MacDonald Roads, Pokolbin


Accommodation will be on a twin share basis. If you do not wish to share you can request a single room (at time of registration), which will require a supplement payment of $100 per night ($200 for the two nights).



Please note, there is limited availability (120 spaces) for this offsite Annual Workshop, and registrations will be accepted in the order of submission.

Registration Form
  • Registration has closed.

Travel Support

We are pleased to offer three categories of travel support for the Annual Workshop this year: Associate Investigator, Student and Primary Carer Travel Support. Requests for travel support must be submitted, along with an abstract submission and full registration for the Annual Workshop, by 31 July 2017. For details and criteria, please see the relevant sections of the CCD Travel Policy.

Travel Support Request Forms
  • Applications for travel support will close strictly on 31 July 2017.

Student Poster Session

This poster session will be for presentations by PhD and postgraduate students. Two awards with a cash prize of $500 will be for best PhD poster and best postgraduate (Honours, Masters, etc) poster. This is an opportunity for students to present their proposals on current research studies to a range of students and researchers from across our centre. We will accept posters which have previously been presented at a conference.

Students need to meet the eligibility criteria for their application to be accepted:

Centre Member Poster Session

This second poster session will be an opportunity for Centre Members to present their current research studies to other Centre Members at the workshop. We will accept posters which have previously been presented at a conference.

  • Abstract submission deadline 25 September 2017.


Useful Links

  1. The Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens
  2. Macquarie University (link)
  3. Accommodation Options near Macquarie University (link)


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